Training

KYVL tries to provide live, online training on both the KYVL website and our research databases several times a year. This training is free to all KYVL members. All scheduled training sessions will be posted on this page and an announcement will be sent to the KYVL-News listserv.

Current Training Schedule

Unfortunately, there is no KYVL-sponsored training scheduled at this time. Please see one of the other training options below. If you would like to join the KYVL-News listserv to receive announcements about future training, please send your request via our Ask a Question form in the KYVL Help Center.

Recorded Training Sessions

See below for a list of past training sessions and links to the recordings.

 

Best of MasterFile and EBSCOhost

MasterFile Premier in the EBSCOhost interface is designed specifically for public libraries reference work. This database contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals, 500+ reference books, a huge image collection, and much more. Questions will be welcomed throughout the session. A brief look at the EBSCO Support Site (http://support.ebsco.com) will also be presented to show tutorials, marketing tools, trainer guides, and much more!

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Business Resources including BSI and Small Business Interfaces

Learning about the content in EBSCO Business Search Premier and Regional Business News makes answering business-related reference questions all the easier. Join the session to learn more about company profiles and SWOT analysis, industry profiles, journal alerts and much more! We’ll be working in the Business Searching Interface and Small Business Reference Center, great for the entrepreneur and anyone exploring the basics of business and business planning. 

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Curriculum Integration and Common Core

EBSCO student interfaces helpful resources for use in the library and from home!  This workshop will demonstrate the features of the studentinterfaceswith curriculum integration. Also included are materials for teachers in the Professional Development CollectionEach session includes free resources from the EBSCO Customer Support Site including scavenger hunts, best practices and tutorials. Questions will be welcomed throughout the session! 

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EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

This session explores searching in all of a library’s resources from a single search box – EDS! We will look at the features and functionality of what it is and how it works! We will also explore the EDS Support Center to show customization features and promotional materials to roll it iout for your research community.

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Features and Functionality of EBSCOhost

This workshop emphasizes searching in EBSCOhost and demonstrating the features and functionality of the EBSCOhost interface, including how to narrow and expand your searches, how to set up personal folders and custom folders, journal and subject alerts, search history, note taking and citation features. 

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NoveList for Readers’ Advisory

In this session we’ll explore NoveList for Readers’ Advisory. Helping patrons find series in reading order, author and title read-alikes and reading lists is just a few of the features in this training session. Be prepared to walk away from this session ready and excited to use NoveList with your staff and patrons! 

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Overview of Business Resources

Small Business Reference Center is great for the entrepreneur and anyone exploring the basics of business and business planning. From writing a business plan to starting a business and managing employees, you’ll find important and useful information in this resource. Learning about the content in EBSCO Business Search Premier and Regional Business News makes answering business-related reference questions all the easier. Join the session to learn more about company profiles and SWOT analysis, industry profiles, journal alerts and much more!

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Teaching with Books in NoveList and an Introduction to EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

In this session we’ll explore NoveList and Teaching with Books. NoveList for Readers’ Advisory helps match the students’ interests and tasks with fictional titles that can be searched by Lexile reading levels.

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On-Site Training and Conference Appearences

KYVL frequently presents at library association conferences and as part of professional development programs statewide. We have also done on-site training for librarians, staff and educators at individual schools and institutions. Our availability for all on-site training is determined on a case-by-case basis depending on KYVL staff schedules and budgetary constraints. If you are interested in having a KYVL staff member speak at your library or conference, please send your request via our Ask a Question form in the KYVL Help Center.

Training Offered through Our Vendors

KYVL members can pursue training opportunities with our database vendors independantly. Our vendors offer training in a variety of formats. Please visit their training sites below for more information:

EBSCOhost - Request Training

ProQuest Training Courses

Grolier Online WebEx Schedule (GO University)


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